Mastering Your Move: The Ultimate Moving Checklist by Economic Moving
Are you gearing up for a move? Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned mover, the key to a smooth transition lies in meticulous planning. At Economic Moving, with over 15 years of expertise in the moving industry, we understand the intricacies of a successful move. To guide you through this process, we’ve compiled the ultimate moving checklist, covering every essential detail from pre-planning to the big moving day.
- Pre-Planning Phase: Set the Foundation for Success
Before the hustle and bustle of moving kicks in, take these crucial steps:
- Change of Address
Notify Canada Post, federal and provincial governments, utility companies, friends, and family about your impending move.
- Utility Transfers
Contact cable services and electricity providers to transfer services to your new address.
Minimize unnecessary costs by decluttering. Donate, sell, or discard items you no longer need.
- Early Reservations
Book trucks, movers, and any assistance you might need well in advance to secure your preferred dates.
- Elevator Considerations
If you’re in an apartment building, inquire about moving regulations and potential fines for unexpected moves.
- School Registrations
If you have children, register them at their new school or activity center.
- Pet Planning
Ensure your furry friends are considered – plan for their comfort on moving day.
- Essentials Box
Pack a box with first and last night essentials like sheets, pillows, medications, and toiletries.
- The Art of Packing: Tips for a Seamless Move
Efficient packing is an art, and Economic Moving has mastered it. Consider these packing tips:
- Fragile Items
Use towels and washcloths to cushion delicate items.
- Bulky Items
Secure larger items like curtain poles and brooms with rope or tape.
Clearly mark boxes with the destination room.
- Hardware Organization
Place screws and bolts in labeled Ziploc bags, corresponding to the furniture they belong to.
- Wire Identification
Clearly mark cables, TVs, game consoles, and stereos.
- Necessary Equipment
Equip yourself with 2 cubic foot and 4 cubic foot cardboard boxes, 3-inch tape, white packing paper, labels, and a black pencil.
- Moving Day: Ensuring Success on the Big Day
As moving day arrives, focus on these last-minute details:
- Final Sweep
Conduct a final check of all rooms to ensure nothing is left behind.
Sweep up and dispose of any garbage as a courtesy to the next occupants.
- Fragile Items in Your Car
Transport delicate items in your car rather than the moving truck.
- Essentials Box
Keep a box with essential items on hand, including toilet paper, paper towels, snacks, and first aid supplies.
- Health Priority
Prioritize your health – consider hiring professional movers to alleviate stress and physical strain.